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Old 06-23-2009, 09:21 PM
 
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Recommend some?

I know there is half Priced books but I always feel like they offer pennies per book and normally end up rejecting their offer since it is so low.
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Old 06-23-2009, 09:22 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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i agree, i hate how they do the "all or none" thing

have you tried to sell online @ amazon or half.com?
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Old 06-23-2009, 09:26 PM
 
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Are you looking for $ or to trade for different books?

There are online exchange programs.

The shipper pays shipping...

So you ship to someone across the country and pay for it and have a book shipped to you for "free"...

Cant think of the sites name...
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Old 06-23-2009, 09:37 PM
 
Location: NE San Antonio
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Your best bet to get the most for them is to sell them yourself. If you don't mind mailing them, try ebay or ebay's half.com, or other sites. Be aware that most books aren't worth much online either.

Locally, Craigslist would be a good bet. Also, the Express News sometime has free classifieds for low priced items. Some credit unions, churches or other orginizations have free ads in newsletters too. And there's always an old fashioned garage sale!

Besides Half Price, there are other used bookstores in town, also some booksellers at flea markets. They may be more willing to buy individual titles, but don't expect a lot of money when you sell to any reseller.

One last option is to donate them to a thrift store, charity or the library, if you itemize donations on your return. Most places let the donator place the value on the items.
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Old 06-23-2009, 10:14 PM
 
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Half Price is the only place I know that buys anymore these days. But they pay so little sometimes I would rather just donate them to Goodwill than spend an hour sitting in the store waiting for their measly payout.
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Old 06-23-2009, 10:15 PM
 
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I haven't been able to find a really good used bookstore here. Half price books feels too much like a regular bookstore to me. I love any bookstore but used bookstores have a unique appeal usually . We used to live in Alaska and they had a wonderful used bookstore that had a lot of personality. If there is one around here I'd love to know about it.
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Old 06-23-2009, 10:23 PM
 
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Isn't there another place, right off of 410, by Chopsticks? I think they still do buy backs, but only on certain days.
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Old 06-23-2009, 10:28 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I've heard that Nine Lives Books is a bit better payment-wise than Half Priced Books, but I have never sold any at Nine Lives so I'm not sure if that's accurate or not... but maybe worth a try?
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Old 06-24-2009, 12:13 AM
 
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I would try selling on half or amazon since those are the two biggest online retailers. What books are you trying to sell? I only know of half price books and yeah you may not get a lot of money. Any money is better than no money.
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:03 AM
 
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I guess I should have mentioned that I already sell books online on half.com for a living - these are just lesser value {under $10} books that I don't bother with selling online due to fees, etc. Mostly stuff that's been on my sales shelf for a good 6 months + and isn't selling.

I didn't know that 9Lives was a used book store - I always thought they were new only but I've never been there. I may try there with another load of books - I've got a bunch to get rid of. I've already tried craigslist to sell them - in a month of being listed {and top listing it weekly} I had 1 person come out who bought a handful of items. I'm selling them cheap too!


I used to swap on paperbackswap, but after a bad experience there I quit and I haven't found any other decent book swapping sites that I really like.
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